Mr. Ruijter was appointed to our Board of Directors in November 2014. He was the Chief Financial Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from 2001 until its merger with Air France in 2004, and Chief Financial Officer of VNU N.V. (a publicly listed marketing and publishing company now the Nielsen company), between 2004 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 he served as the CFO of ASM International N.V. (a publicly listed manufacturer of electronic components), and in 2013 as the interim CEO of Vion Food Group N.V.
Mr. Ruijter currently serves on the Supervisory Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wavin N.V. (a pipe and fittings manufacturer). He is a non-executive director of Inmarsat Plc and the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He also serves as Supervisory Board member of its Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr. Ruijter is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and in The Netherlands and is a member of the ACT in the UK.
Mr. Ruijter’s term expires following the Annual General Meeting in 2021.